Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

Entry DateApril 17, 2018

What is the name of the project?

LIA Retreat Center - main house and dorm wing

Organization name

Life in Abundance

What country is the project located?



Primary contact

Brian O'neil


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US Phone Number

(334) 444-4833

Is the organization capable and agreeable to communicating several times per week during the design stage?


Explain the humanitarian need for this project and how this project can meet the need.

It will provide a place for the ministry to operate, host teams, and impact some of the most vulnerable communities in Haiti through prayer, community transformation and empowerment, activating the local church, developing local leadership, addressing root causes of poverty to bring health hope and lasting transformation, and advocacy.

What is the mission statement of the organization you represent?

We empower the local church to break the cycle of poverty in the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world.

What humanitarian category does the project best fit under?

ministry campus redevelopment masterplan

Describe the current budget situation. Is the land owned outright? What has been spent on the project and what is the estimated remaining costs? What is the strategy for attaining outstanding funds? Please provide as many specifics as possible.

actively raising funds and some available in the annual budget

Describe the land situation. Has land been procured? Has a site been selected? Was land donated from the local government? Is a deed in-hand? Is the organization currently looking for land?

redevelopment of current site.

Is the organization capable of hosting (transportation, lodging, translation, safety, etc.) designer site visits? Design teams typically consist of 2-6 people and stay for 7 days.


What are the specific program desires for the project. How many buildings, stories, and floor plan square meters? Provide a detailed list of rooms desired and their specific intent.

2 stories, about 6000 sqft, 30 person max
16 bedrooms, 6 full bath, 1 half
residential kitchen
conference room
3 office suite

Explain the desired timeline from the project. When do you hope to start and finish construction? Will construction occur in phases?

start designs as soon as we get a designer